Bushbury Hill EMB believe that we can achieve more for our tenants and community working together with a number of local partners:
Our partners include:
Based on Chesterton Road, WV10 8SP is a community owned, community run social enterprise. The centre offers a newly refurbished community hall and a volunteer run community café, a community garden and a radio station. Big Venture is also host to numerous services including Wolverhampton City Credit Union and is currently a key HeadStart Hub in the area offering a full programme of activities for young people, parents and carers across the WV10 area. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or pop in and speak to Karen Trainer.
A local befriending service, co-ordinated by Kath Aston a local resident who along with local volunteers visits elderly people in their homes who are socially isolated offering support or a chat. The service has also recently contracted with the Women’s and Family Resource Centre to enable them to extend the service to local families who are experiencing a crisis or going through difficult times. The volunteers provide practical, emotional and material support to help residents overcome their barriers and increase their quality of life
For under 60's contact them on: 07572757192
For Over 60's contact them on: 07931073364
Or any other general enquiries, please call 07516726136
A local Charity whose aims are to
Community Actions & Training Services - Established by Louisa Edwards and Kim Payne, offering over 35 years combined cross sector experience. CAATS work with local people to tackle local issues, providing outreach and engagement services, community capacity building, education, training and support for individuals and groups/organisations. For more information follow @CAATServices on Twitter, email or Louisa or Kim at email@example.com or visit our website at www.caatservicesltd.co.uk/
We are working with CAB, who now have drop in sessions at the local community centre and they use our info hub one day a week when there is need for a further appointment due to the complexity of issues. The EMB do refer our tenants directly but you are also able to access this service for help and advice without referral.
Low Hill Library
Tuesdays 10am – 1pm
Low Hill Good Shepherd Church, Second Avenue
Tuesdays 2pm – 3.30pm
Cafe on Showell Circus (drop in for a chat)
Wednesdays 10.30am – 12.00 noon
Low Hill Community Centre
Wednesdays 12.30pm – 3.30pm
We work closely with the Council, who is the landlord of the majority of homes that we manage.
We have an exciting new partnership arrangement with the Council called The Better Homes Partnership which will see more capital money (£14 million over 15 years) spent on the estate on things such as fencing, roofs, kitchens and bathrooms .
We are the council’s preferred managing agent for new homes being built in the area and we are also working together to increase our area of management. The council website is www.wolverhampton.gov.uk
Headstart is a programme targeted at four areas in Wolverhampton, one of which is the WV10 postcode. The programme is being delivered across a number of schools and also within the community. The aim of HeadStart is to target support at young people, directing professional expertise and new thinking at the most vulnerable and investing funds now to protect young people from lifelong mental health problems. For more information please visit their website
Low Hill Community Association is a charity run my local residents of Low Hill from the Low Hill Community Centre on Kempthorne Avenue, close to Showell Circus.
The centre hosts a number of luncheon clubs for elderly people, dance and drama classes, into work support and is also a HeadStart hub and a Wolverhampton City Credit Union collection point. For more information visit their website or pop in and speak to one of the volunteers.
Bushbury Hill EMB are the Local Trusted Organisation for Big Local.
Big Local is an exciting opportunity for residents in Low Hill, Bushbury Hill & the Scotlands to make a massive and lasting positive difference to their community. Big Local is funded by Big Lottery and managed at a local level by Bushbury Hill Estate Management Board. Big Lottery identified 150 areas across the country who hadn’t had their fair share of funds. They allocated £1Million to each of these areas to be invested in local needs. Big Local in your area is headed by a team of local volunteers who formed the Scotlands and Bushbury Hill Big Local Partnership. The programme has achieved a staggering amount of success so far, but still has a long way to go – if you would like more information or to get involved please contact Louisa Edwards or Kim Payne at firstname.lastname@example.org
All new tenants are offered a Safe & Well visit, from West Midlands Firefighter’s who visit your home and give you practical and individual fire safety advice. However, if you are a tenant and you feel that it would be useful for you to receive this service, please call 08003895525 or visit their website above.
To report any crime that is happening now, dial 999 and ask for West Midlands Police. To report non urgent incidents, dial 101 or use their online reporting tool www.west-midlands.police.uk/incident-report We have a local policing team working out of the Low Hill Police Base. You can find details of the team here www.west-midlands.police.uk/node/2802
Wolverhampton City Credit Union are a not-for-profit community bank, owned and controlled by its members who are people who live, work, volunteer or study in a WV postcode area. The aim of WCCU is "to give our members a brighter financial future by providing ethical, honest and fair community banking”. WCCU have local information and collection points where you can have a chat to find out what WCCU can do to help you – to find out more visit Low Hill Community Centre (every Wednesday 10.00am-4.00pm) and Big Venture Centre (every Thursday 10.00am – 2.00pm).
Wolverhampton Homes deliver the out of hours emergency repairs service and also the annual gas service to your homes – their gas contractor is Dodds.
We are also working in partnership together with City of Wolverhampton Council exploring the Community Housing Fund with the goal of creating new community led housing in the area.
Wrekin Housing Trust are our responsive repairs contractor, they are also responsible for getting our empty properties ready to be re-let to the next tenant. Bushbury Hill EMB manage homes on behalf of Wrekin Housing Trust in Wolverhampton. If you would like to report a repair, click here.
This is a formal collaboration of both local and Citywide organisations to enable the sharing of resources, alignment of delivery and to maximise the inward investment into the WV10 area. The WV10 Consortium is currently the lead on the WV10 HeadStart Programme that is operating across the area.
Our vision is at the heart of the service we provide to our tenants, we work to a clear set of values.